In a massive setback for the Bush administration and the Treasury Department, House lawmakers defeated the mammoth $700 billion bailout plan for Wall Street, sending stocks spiraling and leaders on both sides of the aisle vowing to resurrect the package as soon as possible.

By a margin of 228 -205, the House rejected the bipartisan package, which had been hammered out over the weekend.

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